1. Chevy Volt — $34,095
The first design to seriously push the idea of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Volt eliminated so-called range anxiety (the fear of running out of battery power) by also incorporating a small, four-cylinder gas engine. Chevy calls it a “generator.” So, the Volt will go for over 50 miles under electric power only — more than enough for daily commuting — and if need be, it can travel around 420 miles before you have to stop for gas. Most owners of this car, Chevy tells us, usually drive for weeks (over 1,000 miles) before they visit a gas station. The company tops it all off with a slew of connected services, including MyLink remote access, teen driver limits, and support for Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay.